SAN JOSE (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti scored on a bicycle kick early in the second half and FC Dallas beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Friday night.
FC Dallas (11-5-4) won its third straight game to remain atop the Western Conference. San Jose (5-6-7) had its winless streak extended to seven games.
In the 51st minute, Michael Barrios ran down a chipped cross, played it in front of goal and after a failed clearance, Urruti put it into the net with an acrobatic finish.
Urruti ran on a through ball in the 19th minute but his breakaway shot deflected off David Bingham’s hands and hit the post.
San Jose had two good scoring chances in the first half on set plays.
Aníbal Godoy curled a free kick around the wall in the sixth minute but Chris Seitz went to his right to deflect it away. Godoy’s free kick in the 32nd minute hit off the crossbar.